Love song

Love slips in under cover of night,
stealing between the dreams of dragons
and shining armour,
adjusting the light, a lingering
note humming on the edge of hearing
as you wake and put your hand to your heart,
as you always do, to check, and feel not the
solid rock on which you have come to rely,
but a fleshy thing, quivering,
blood running cold until, behind the beat,
the siren song calls you into the light.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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